Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 02, 2016

WD, Avere Systems Enable A New Class of Massively Scalable Storage

Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation, today announced that its HGST Active Archive System has been certified with the FXT 5000 Series Edge Filer family from Avere, a leading provider of cloud file storage infrastructure. The combined strength of the HGST Active Archive System and Avere 5000 FXT Edge Filer provides maximum flexibility to enable enterprises to leverage the scalbility and economics of cloud architectures, while preserving investments in file storage and applications. The solution allows users to deploy on-premises and remote cloud-scale file storage as well as hybrid cloud-bursting models. The HGST Active Archive System provides exabyte scalability with 15-nines of data durability, while the Avere 5000 FXT Series Edge Filers provide effortless storage tiering between high performance NAS and the HGST Active Archive System. The cloud-bursting solution uses intelligent file system caching to shepherd only active data to cloud-based compute platforms, while still delivering the performance of local compute and storage.

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